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Mon May 25, 2020, 08:13 AM

 

Trump threatens to pull Republican convention out of North Carolina

Source: Politico

By DAVID COHEN
05/25/2020 08:52 AM EDT

President Donald Trump on Monday morning threatened to move August’s Republican National Convention out of North Carolina unless there are guarantees the state will let everyone attend.

“I love the Great State of North Carolina, so much so that I insisted on having the Republican National Convention in Charlotte at the end of August. Unfortunately, Democrat Governor, @RoyCooperNC is still in Shutdown mood & unable to guarantee that by August we will be allowed ... ..full attendance in the Arena,” he began in a string of four tweets.

Trump added: “In other words, we would be spending millions of dollars building the Arena to a very high standard without even knowing if the Democrat Governor would allow the Republican Party to fully occupy the space.”

In case voters in the swing state might take offense, Trump twice indicated his “love” for the state and its people. Recent polls have shown Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in a tight battle for North Carolina’s 15 electoral votes.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/25/trump-republican-convention-north-carolina-278779



I'm tempted to say that Trump is threatening to take his marbles and go home, but such would be patently ridiculous, as we know that Donnie lost all of his marbles many years ago!

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Reply Trump threatens to pull Republican convention out of North Carolina (Original post)
Jeorge IX May 2020 OP
DFW May 2020 #1
Tom Rinaldo May 2020 #3
DFW May 2020 #7
niyad May 2020 #32
47of74 May 2020 #2
Captain Zero May 2020 #4
brooklynite May 2020 #5
PatSeg May 2020 #13
ananda May 2020 #15
DBoon May 2020 #24
not_the_one May 2020 #54
beachbumbob May 2020 #6
marble falls May 2020 #8
HubertHeaver May 2020 #36
marble falls May 2020 #40
marble falls May 2020 #41
IronLionZion May 2020 #50
CRK7376 May 2020 #9
Maribelle May 2020 #10
bucolic_frolic May 2020 #11
BComplex May 2020 #26
joshdawg May 2020 #39
Thekaspervote May 2020 #33
LakeArenal May 2020 #12
Marcuse May 2020 #30
Paladin May 2020 #14
ananda May 2020 #16
IronLionZion May 2020 #17
jmowreader May 2020 #34
Lochloosa May 2020 #18
kimbutgar May 2020 #27
JDC May 2020 #19
Bernardo de La Paz May 2020 #20
paleotn May 2020 #21
Paladin May 2020 #22
Jeorge IX May 2020 #46
Paladin May 2020 #53
paleotn May 2020 #55
Paladin May 2020 #59
bucolic_frolic May 2020 #23
Lonestarblue May 2020 #25
PSPS May 2020 #28
CaptainTruth May 2020 #29
BlueIdaho May 2020 #31
rickyhall May 2020 #35
lastlib May 2020 #44
SeattleVet May 2020 #37
turbinetree May 2020 #38
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eringer May 2020 #43
lastlib May 2020 #45
LeftInTX May 2020 #47
LiberalLovinLug May 2020 #48
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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:18 AM

1. Yes, absolutely!

Let them hold their convention in Little Rock or Jackson instead!

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Response to DFW (Reply #1)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:25 AM

3. Jackson, I believe, has a good Democratic Mayor who is trying to protect his citizens

against a let it rip Republican Governor. But your point is still well taken. Let them hold it someplace where people voted to bring this on themselves.

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #3)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:28 AM

7. I didn't know that. I will relocate.

Biloxi?

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Response to DFW (Reply #7)

Mon May 25, 2020, 11:48 AM

32. Nightmare-a-lago should work.

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:22 AM

2. Donnie hasn't had one of these in too long...

 



That's why he wants everyone to attend so he can have one of those again.

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:25 AM

4. Go for it Donnie Bodybags. Pull out like your old man should have !

An orphaned GOP convention would be cool.

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:27 AM

5. As with no many things, a thoughtless emotional outburst

Conventions take years to organize. You can't just cancel and set up shop elsewhere with three months to go.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #5)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:52 AM

13. Good point

Trump thinks he can just throw a tantrum and make it so. After all, he IS President, so he should be able to have anything he wants, whenever he wants it.

Meanwhile, maybe North Carolina might be happier if he does pull the convention.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #13)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:58 AM

15. Well, a lot of people would stay alive longer, for sure...

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #5)

Mon May 25, 2020, 09:56 AM

24. Trump has never planned anything in his life

Everything is has is by bluster and threats.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #5)

Mon May 25, 2020, 06:41 PM

54. You'd be surprised what will and money can do.

 

They have LOTS of both.

IF they don't manage some how to keep their boy-king in the white house, their boy-king, and possibly a LOT of them, may end up in jail. THERE is the will = motivation.

And these white guys got access to lots and lots of money. Yet they will still attempt make the tax payers pay for a lot of it. (How many more golfing weekends can the turd get in, on the tax payers dime, that goes directly into his pockets?)

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:27 AM

6. I want trump to continue on his temper tantrums

he's not making any more trump voters and really making bunch of democratic ones

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:29 AM

8. The Moscow Holiday Inn gave him some killer rates.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #8)

Mon May 25, 2020, 01:19 PM

36. Why do you hate Idaho?

Well, it is big enough and remote enough. Could donnie find Idaho on a map?

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Response to HubertHeaver (Reply #36)

Mon May 25, 2020, 02:03 PM

40. Love Idaho -wrong Moscow, tvarich!

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Response to HubertHeaver (Reply #36)

Mon May 25, 2020, 02:04 PM

41. Could donnie find Idaho on a map? ...

Could he find his butt with a map?

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Response to HubertHeaver (Reply #36)

Mon May 25, 2020, 04:23 PM

50. He thinks people are stealing potatoes in Virginia

so maybe not

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:33 AM

9. Please, Please, Please

pull the Repub convention from my state. We have enough racist, misogynistic, Trumpers in our state already. Go away RNC. Please!!!!!

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:40 AM

10. But Trump threats will mean diddlysquat should the Governor of North Carolina not allow a convention


Trump will have no choice.

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:41 AM

11. Let them assemble and breathe deep. Suspend all laws for them.

They're going to do it anyway.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #11)

Mon May 25, 2020, 09:59 AM

26. That's more like what I was thinking.

Get them all snuggled up against each other, and invite every one of the republicans in north carolina to attend, just to make trump look more popular.

It would make our state turn Carolina blue, or even Duke blue (Dark blue!) a lot faster.

Lots & lots of confederate flags in North Carolina. I say all the confederate flag owners should be allowed at the convention. Make it a rally/convention combination. Don't make any democratic policemen/women or vendors have to be anywhere near the place.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #26)

Mon May 25, 2020, 01:52 PM

39. And have big signs out front stating:

"No one admitted with a mask."

Masks not allowed!
Hand shaking and hugging are mandatory!

just sayin',

Flush the Turd
November Third!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #11)

Mon May 25, 2020, 11:56 AM

33. +1000

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:43 AM

12. Yeah, but he still sucks is thumb and is always got his hand down his pants

Fondling his junk.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #12)

Mon May 25, 2020, 11:06 AM

30. According to Stormy he'll need both hands and a pair of tweezers.

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:54 AM

14. All the important Repubes, stacked together in one toxic space? Suits me. (nt)

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Response to Paladin (Reply #14)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:59 AM

16. Lol

I guess that's right.

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 09:02 AM

17. They should hold their convention in Moscow

Dude is itching for big rallies again to really spread the MAGA, and his supporters will take home some COVID for free.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #17)

Mon May 25, 2020, 01:07 PM

34. Moscow is a Democratic town, and it is lacking the hotels needed

I am talking about the one in Idaho. They could do the thing in the Kibbie Dome, which is designed for football, but to find enough hotel rooms for a Republican convention you’d have to fill every hotel in a 100 mile radius.

Unfortunately, Don, all the cities that COULD host your Nuremberg rally this year won’t let you.

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 09:06 AM

18. Charlotte at the end of August? Ever hear of humidity?

Someone didn't think this through from the beginning.

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #18)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:06 AM

27. I've been to Charlotte in mid August and it was fricking hot and humid

Please proceed.

I bet the hat pfuk will look like a blubber whale sweating like a pig.

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 09:06 AM

19. Probably will try to hold it at Mar-a-Lago

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 09:08 AM

20. Pull it. Let them infect Red Hatter states. . . . nt

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 09:08 AM

21. In the immortal words of Curly Bill.....

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Response to paleotn (Reply #21)

Mon May 25, 2020, 09:12 AM

22. I saw a Curly Bill "Bye" t-shirt on-line the other day.

I may not be able to resist acquiring one for myself. A great line, from a great movie, delivered perfectly by a great actor, Powers Boothe.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #22)

Mon May 25, 2020, 03:39 PM

46. Powers Boothe!

 

Great actor, may he rest in peace. But I'll be honest with you: I didn't see whatever movie "Curly Bill" was in, and did not even recognize him till you pointed out what should have been obvious to me as a fan!

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Response to Jeorge IX (Reply #46)

Mon May 25, 2020, 06:30 PM

53. Oh, my. You haven't seen "Tombstone" yet?

Lordy, do you have a treat in store. It turns up fairly often on TV---terrific re-telling of the OK Corral incident, the Earp brothers, Doc Holiday, etc. And Powers Boothe, God love him, as bad guy Curly Bill---taking a throwaway line and making it immortal. Enjoy!

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Response to Paladin (Reply #22)

Mon May 25, 2020, 07:38 PM

55. Greatly missed.

Great actor. Watched the old movie Southern Comfort for the first time in years and years the other day. Wish he was still around.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #55)

Tue May 26, 2020, 07:55 AM

59. Amen to that.

I think he added value to every movie of which he was a part. "Southern Comfort" is a good one.

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 09:53 AM

23. Trump has no policy or sense of community to market to voters, so he's all-in on blame the Dems

So angry, toxic, divisive, partisan, nasty. It will juice his base but few others will pay attention unless they can be sold the hatred. We must be lovable, cooperative, cheery, happy. Keep feet in motion!

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 09:56 AM

25. Trump probably prefers Miami.

Not only is DeSantis one of his main sycophants, but Trump could demand that as many people as possible stay at his Doral Resort—a Trump special deal at double the normal rates.

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:29 AM

28. reality-show sensibilities makes him think this is a scary threat because of "ratings" or something

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:51 AM

29. "we would be spending millions of dollars building the Arena"


Says the con man who doesn't pay his contractors.

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 11:18 AM

31. Stack 'em and pack 'em

No masks allowed. If N.C. doesn’t want the heartache and hassle, I’m sure some dumb fuck Republican Governor will be happy to start another outbreak.

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 01:08 PM

35. I think the Sargasso Sea would be good.

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #35)

Mon May 25, 2020, 03:11 PM

44. And boy, would it be Sar-GASSY! (if the GOPhers showed up)

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 01:33 PM

37. If enough of the repuke states 'open' like he wants,

he won't have to worry about having a capacity crowd at his convention. Darwin will be reducing the size of the party, and thus the attendance.

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 01:44 PM

38. So is this going to be the move to one of bed infested resorts............

hell these idiots can have there pick...............hmmmm................virus............or hmmm............bed bugs............they can get a twofer..................

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 02:07 PM

42. Not a threat. He will do it. If there's money to grift

He will grift it.

He will do everything he can to disparage NC , so he can make bank at one of his resorts.

Grifters gonna grift.

He starts his yelling campaign of bullshit against NC, his moron followers (the few that are left) parrot this bullshit, fox news runs the story as if it’s actual news. And the cycle repeats over and over until the echo chamber of insanity forces the NC give to cancel out of fear for their life.

We’ve been down this road before. It’s the orange assholes go to strategy for anyone of his bigger grifts, because he virtually does nothing other that give the rock the initial push. His water carriers do the rest

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 02:21 PM

43. Tell Roy Cooper not to worry -- the DNC will take the lease!

Wouldn't it be great if the DNC could call Trump's bluff and offer to rent the convention center if the RNC cancels its contract. This is a great opportunity. Mike Bloomberg can be the guy who can pull this off.
It would a great place for a democratic rally!!

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 03:12 PM

45. Pyongyang is lovely that time of year!

They all deserve each other, too! Wouldn't have to mess up two cities.

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 03:52 PM

47. Pitch a tent and have it in the middle of nowhere

I think there might be a place in Guyana

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 04:17 PM

48. They won't move it, he just wanted to feed the red meat in his cult

But I think he is, more and more, alienating those on the fringes of the cult. Those that mostly voted for Trump because the RW liars in the media successfully painted Hillary as "crooked". And Trump looked like a breath of fresh air. I am still astounded at how well that worked. To this day almost half of America believes the Clintons are evil and corrupt. Despite no charges, or convictions.

Even when he backs off, which he will, he's done some damage just for throwing this out there. lol.
All those Republican organizers in NC who, for a moment, will feel a little betrayed. And be reminded how fickle and petulant their Dear Leader can be.

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 04:21 PM

49. He's just talking, to get attention

and of course, everyone obliges.

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 04:27 PM

51. Their convention might as well be inside the Darvaza gas crater

also known as the Door to Hell or Gates of Hell



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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 05:46 PM

52. Why not hold the Republican convention in Moscow where it belongs.

Moscow has a lot of Lebensraum if you have the right connections.

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:38 PM

56. More of Trump's thin skinned shenanigans.

and lions and tigers and bears on my !

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 09:34 PM

57. Excellent! Let the in-fighting begin!

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 01:17 AM

58. My prediction

The very first online RNC. Imagine the ratings!

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